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Med Arh. 2006;60(6 Suppl 2):115-6.

[A case of dementia pugilistica in our practice].

[Article in Bosnian]

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  • 1Psihijatrijska klinika, Klinicki centar Univerziteta Sarajevo, Bolnicka .

Abstract

The authors describe a case of "boxer's dementia" which is rarely seen in our literature and even more in clinical practice. Although the patient exhibited fairly mild and discrete symptoms, which gave rise to some suspicion that this might be a case of this rare psychoorganic illness, authors immediately employed all available diagnostic procedures (psychiatric, radiological, neurological, neuropsychological, etc) so as to resolve their diagnostic dilemma. Based on the clinical picture, the result of the diagnostic procedures and the key anamnestic information that a patient was a professional boxer for 15 years, the authors concluded that this was a case of clinical exhibition of chronic encephalopathy, often called dementia pugilistica in literature.

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